The Reception classes have been busy scientists this week. They have learn new vocabulary – science (learning about the world around us), scientist (someone whose job is in science), experiment (having a go at trying something out to see what happens) and prediction (making a sensible guess as to what will happen in an experiment.
The experiments that you could ask them about are:
What happened when we put flowers in coloured water?
What happened when we dropped a liquid (vinegar) onto a solid (bicarb)
How many drops of water did they get onto a penny?
What happened when we put skittles into water?
How did we get the electricity circuit to work?
You could also ask them what observation skills are.
The children also enjoyed 3 Science Assemblies – one about recycling batteries, one with Atomic Tom and another when they met lots of birds of prey. Hopefully they will be able to remember something to tell you.